Becky Namgauds is a choreographer and artist creating intense, powerful work. With an original style which is raw, grounded and highly physicality, Namgauds independent works are often motivated by feminist or environmental themes, and are created and live in a place which is said to be "free from the male gaze". As a choreographer and movement director she has created work for theatres, site-specific performance, galleries, music videos, fashion and commercials.
Namgauds has collaborated with Hofesh Shechter Company and LIFT (London International Festival of Theatre) for East Wall at The Tower of London, one of four choreographers in the site specific show which had 150 performers including professional and youth dancers and live musicians. Her show Like Honey was part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2019 and her outdoor work Rodadoras, an outdoor show in which three women perform a jig of floor work in half a tonne of soil, is still being performed nationally and internationally since premiering in 2018. Becky's solo Exhibit F premiered at Dance Umbrella 2019, London's renowned annual festival of dance, and then toured further as part of Out Of The System Mixed Bill in early 2020.
Most recently Namgauds collaborated with Jade O'elle on her debut film BIRTHRIGHT and earlier this year movement directed some short 4 mini commercials for Hermés maison.
Since summer 2020 Becky has been working with with Scarabeus Aerial Theatre Company on their brand new show 'Emerging' set to premier in October 2022.
In 2021 she collaborated with multidisciplinary artistic duo Arbonauts to create a site specific performance with a group of 30 cold water swimmers in the tidal pool on Shoeburyness' East beach for Estuary 2021.
The same year Becky worked on 'Assemble' for Dance Umbrella, leading and collaborating with multidisciplinary artist tyroneisaacstewart , working with the students of dance and music at West Thames College for two site specific performances.
In 2019 Becky assisted on choreography for British artist Georgina Starr's film 'Quarantaine' and movement directed for 'An Intermission', a film project led by Director Edwin Mingard, the film was mad for and by a group of young adults experiencing homelessness in Stoke -On- Trent.
'Eve & The Corps De Banshee' for the graduating students of London Contemporary dance School at The Place 2022
'On A Warm Spring Night' for EMERGENCE, the post-graduate company at Salford University which toured in the UK in Spring 2021.
'Ruby' for the Dance generation students at Centre for Advanced Training in Birmingham, 2018.
PERFORMER & DANCE ARTIST
As a performer, Namgauds has had an exciting and eclectic experience. She was one of 11 cast members in the original creation of Marianne Elliott's 'Angels in America' at The National Theatre. Here, Becky was a movement and puppetry artist for the R&D, creation and then 100 performances of the 2 part Tony Kushner play, which totals 7.5 hours. Creating and performing alongside the likes of Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Denise Gough and Russel Tovey, the show received critical acclaim and 5 star reviews and is now watched online by a global audience.
Working long term as dance artist for choreographer and director Holly Blakey, Becky continues to perform and collaborate with Blakey in different capacities, whether performing in sold out live shows at the Southbank's Queen Elizabeth Hall, assisting on campaigns for Vivienne Westwood or fronting a music video.
Her passion for music, art, theatre and fashion and her versatility as a dancer have allowed her to exist as an artist within many scenes. Becky has appeared in music videos for the likes of Dua Lipa, Harry Styles, Mura Masa and Klyne amongst others. Has worked with renowned choreographers Yoanne Bourgeois and Marion Motin. She has performed for brands such as Roksanda, Sportsbanger, Gucci and Dazed and been featured in campaigns for Vogue, Dior, Chopova Lowena, Lululemon and Adidas.
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Since 2020, Namgauds has been a guest lecturer at London Contemporary Dance School, teaching contemporary dance practice for both the postgraduate and undergraduate degree courses. She is privileged to be nurturing the dance artists of tomorrow and aims to provide them a challenging but supportive environment to learn in.
With over 10 years of teaching experience Becky is able to deliver high quality classes, workshops and intensive courses for professionals, students and non-professionals. Her BA in Dance, background in Capoeira and teaching qualification in Yoga have supported her development of a wholesome movement practice and well structured class which builds with intensity and can be fluid and flexible to suit participant needs.
Becky often teaches professional class in London swell as workshops and intensives nationally and internationally.
SOUND & MOVEMENT WORKSHOPS
Becky and long term collaborator Domenico Angarano have been developing a workshop for students, dance artists and movement practitioners which aims to expand their awareness of and approach to sound and movement. Becky and Domenico are passionate about musicality, rhythm and the simplicity or complexity of both and how they can support each other in the creation of performance or improvisation and influence each other inn terms of composition. Angarano, is an experienced musician and composer and is Head of Music at London Contemporary Dance School. The pair believe this workshop will help dancers not only to explore their own physicality and ideas in connection to sound a little deeper but also gain confidence when collaborating with a composer or teaching with a live musician.
Teaching credits include; National Dance Company of Wales, Dam Van Huyn Company, Rambert School of Ballet and Dance, Laban, Salford University, Roehampton University, Wolverhampton University, Centre for Advanced Training Birmingham, Freefall Dance Company, The Place, Tripspace, Centre151, Rambert professional programme, Grosetto (Italy), Centre Civic Barceloneta (Spain), Candoco Youth Company.